Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sobering Stats

Exams count
       Did you know that, according to one study, we are among fewer than 20% of dentists performing oral cancer screenings? Screening can save lives and experts believe that late diagnosis is an important contributor to oral cancer’s high rate of mortality. We’re proud that we have been so proactive in encouraging you not to miss your annual exam. As well, these exams provide us with an opportunity to educate you about signs and symptoms and the need for self-exams at home. Those at risk are older adults who consume alcohol and tobacco and young adults who have been exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV-16). So if it’s been a while, please call and book your recall appointment today.